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UPDATE: Arrest made in death of Kingman realtor

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 20:29:57-05

UPDATE: On Jan. 11 around 4:00 p.m. 61-year-old Alfredo Blanco was arrested at a care facility in Youngtown, AZ and was booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix, AZ.

Kingman Police Detectives obtained a First Degree Murder warrant from the Mohave County Attorney’s Office.

The warrant was sent to the FBI who responded to the care facility and took Blanco into custody on the warrant.

Blanco will be extradited back to Mohave County in the near future. The case is still an open and active investigation.


KINGMAN, Ariz. (KNXV) --Authorities believe they have found the remains of a missing realtor nearly eighteen months after he disappeared and have ruled his death a homicide.

In a release Tuesday, the Kingman Police Department said investigators from several agencies found human remains in a remote area east of Kingman. The remains are believed to be those of Sidney Cranston, Jr., though officials said positive identification has not been determined.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office determined the body died of a gunshot wound, and the death has been ruled a homicide.

Cranston was last seen on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in the area of Interstate 40 and Stockton Hill Road and was believed to be showing an unknown property to an unknown client at the time.

Officials are withholding details about the events leading up to the body's discovery, but said Alfredo Blanco is considered a suspect in Cranston's death. Blanco remains in a care facility in another part of the state due to a serious health issue, Kingman police said.